Morris Memo

April 25, 2022 LWE Newsletter

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Principal's Letter

Dear Lake Windward Families,

My goodness, we have had A LOT going on the last week or so at LWE! On April 14th, we welcomed our upcoming "KinderGators" during our LWE Kindergarten Roundup. Over 50 families came to learn about kindergarten life at LWE. I can honestly say, I am super excited about this sweet, smart group of children starting their journey with us in August! If you have friends or neighbors who are planning to send their kindergarten child to LWE yet missed our K Roundup, please encourage them to visit our LWE website for more information on how to get registered (or see graphic below).

Friday night was our PTO sponsored Spring Carnival and it was a blast!! We were blessed with a beautiful evening outdoors, and the families who got to come experienced lots of fun games, activities, food and fellowship. I heard over and over again from students and parents as they were leaving that this was one of their favorite events ever hosted at LWE! I want to say a special thank you to Mrs. Desiree Foy-Fisher, one of our PTO board members, who organized and led this event. She and her team of volunteers worked tirelessly to put together a fun, family night for our school community and their hard work certainly paid off! We could not provide events like this without volunteers and support of our PTO financially. So, thank you to ALL of you who do!

This week our fabulous PTO volunteers are hosting Teacher Appreciation Week. Our LWE Staff is grateful for the wonderful week of activities displaying appreciation for the work that we do. Thank you to Mrs. MaryKaye Pepperman for leading her team of volunteers and providing such a fantastic week of special recognition.

Our 3rd-5th grade students begin Georgia Milestones testing next week. I know they are ready and are going to showcase all they have learned by staying focused and doing their absolute best during testing! I am already so proud of our students and teachers!

Kind regards,

Julie Morris

The LWE Spring Carnival

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Last Week We Celebrated National School Library Month and Paraprofessional Appreciation Day!

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Important Dates To Note

April 25-29- Teacher Appreciation Week (see attached flyer for ways to participate)

April 27- Andy's Frozen Custard Spirit Night

May 4-12- GMAS testing for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades (no parents/visitors will be permitted past the front office during this time in order to maintain a secure/optimal testing environment)

May 16- Field Day for 3rd-5th grades

May 17- Field Day for K-2nd grades

May 24- Election Day/Remote Learning Day

May 26- 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony & Last Day for All Students

Spring Georgia Milestones Testing Dates

Our third, fourth and fifth grade students will be taking the Georgia Milestones Assessment this semester. Please see below for the dates:

ELA Parts 1-3: May 4-6

Science: May 10 (5th grade only)

Math Parts 1&2: May 11-12

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May 24th- Remote Learning Day Meals

Please fill out the following survey by noon on May 2nd if your student(s) will need meals for May 24th which is a remote learning day due to elections being held in our area. Students and staff will be working from home on this day. Please complete the quick survey so we will have enough food prepared for those who will need meals. Meal kits will be sent home with students on May 23rd if you choose to sign-up.

New Student Registration

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Students Recognized for Character Trait of the Month

Each month as a school we focus on a different character trait. Teachers nominate students who exhibit the character trait we are focusing on. Students will be recognized and will receive a certificate to take home. Below are the names of students who were nominated and recognized for the character trait of Patience during the month of March:

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Is your child leaving Lake Windward?

Please help us prepare for the 22-23 school year by letting us know if your current Kindergarten through 4th grade student will not return to Lake Windward Elementary in August. The withdrawal process is easy. Simply email the completed withdrawal form (attached) to Janet Adams at

There is no need to re-register returning students.

A Note From Our School Social Worker

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Thriving families depend on strong support systems. Support can come from family, friends, neighbors, and others in the community. Learn what it takes to invest in families. Together we can strengthen families and prevent child abuse and together we can make it easier for families to access support services and learn how to identify and build on family strengths. By providing all families with equal opportunity and access to the supports they need, we can help improve the safety and well-being of children and youth across the country. Visit the National Child Abuse Prevention Month website for more information.

PTO News

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Snacks for Staff Lounge

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Thank you to all our fifth grade families who have sent in snacks this month for our staff! They are appreciated!

Community News

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Links to Save

LWE Parent University:

Classlink for students: